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Effective Climate Giving: Maximize Your Impact

Join us on Monday, November 27 at 1:00pm ET for an insightful and thought- provoking webinar! Learn about the next generation of high-impact initiatives and how you can increase your impact.

Learn about high-impact climate giving

CATF Executive Director, Armond Cohen will be joined by Senior Climate Researcher Johannes Ackva from Founders Pledge and Dan Stein, Founder and Executive Director of Giving Green, for a straightforward conversation about how they approach their evaluation process, share data points, and provide insight into to what donors should consider when giving to climate organizations.

Meet our speakers:

Johannes Ackva

Senior Climate Researcher, Founders Pledge

Founders Pledge exists to bridge the gap between entrepreneurs and the charities making the most difference in the world by researching the world’s biggest problems and identifying the most effective solutions, so that donations can go as far as possible.

Johannes joined the climate research team in autumn 2019. He brings five years of experience working in a think tank advising decision makers on climate policy and has also researched the intersection between effective and feasible climate policies. Johannes holds a M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and a M.Sc. in Sociology with a focus on research methods from the Interuniversity Centre for Social Science Theory and Methodology from the University of Groningen.

Dr. Dan Stein

Co-founder & Executive Director of Giving Green, and Chief Economist at IDinsight

Giving Green is a guide for individuals and businesses to make more effective climate giving decisions. They perform rigorous research and recommend highly effective climate initiatives, so donors can give with confidence.

Dan Stein is passionate about using evidence-based approaches to fight the climate crisis. Prior to IDinsight, Dan worked as an Economist at the World Bank, where he launched a program of impact evaluations in energy and environment. Dan holds a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics, and a BA in Physics and Political Economy from UC Berkeley.

Armond Cohen

Executive Director of Clean Air Task Force

Armond Cohen is Executive Director of Clean Air Task Force, which he has led since its formation in 1996. In addition to leading CATF, Armond is directly involved in CATF research and advocacy on the topic of requirements to deeply decarbonize global energy systems. Prior to his work with CATF, Armond founded and led the Conservation Law Foundation’s Energy Project starting in 1983, focusing on energy efficiency, utility resource planning, and electric industry structure. Armond has published numerous articles on climate change, energy system transformation, and air pollution; he speaks, writes, and testifies frequently on these topics. He is a board member of the Nuclear Innovation Alliance and an honors graduate of Harvard Law School and Brown University.

Lee Beck

Senior Director, Europe and Middle East

Lee Beck is CATF’s Senior Director in Europe and the Middle East, leading climate strategy to advance a broad portfolio of solutions in both regions. She is also responsible for advancing efforts on the global climate policy stage through CATF’s presence at COP28 in the UAE and at COP27 in Egypt. Before stepping into her current role, Lee was CATF’s Global Director for carbon capture, leading the team’s expansion in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East, and helping launch CATF’s overall European efforts.

Lee came to CATF from the Global CCS Institute, where she served as a Senior Advisor leading the Institute’s advocacy efforts in North America and was part of a global team focused on advocacy and policy. She has a Master of Arts in International Affairs & Economics with majors in Energy, Resources & Environment and Political Economy from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). A German citizen, she speaks German, French, and Italian. She is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center.

Can’t join the webinar?

A recording will be available and shared following the discussion for those unable to join us live. If you have any questions about the event, please reach out to Hannah Mitchell at [email protected].

Why we value independent evaluators

CATF has been recommended by Founders Pledge, based on their Climate Change Cause Area Report. Founders Pledge conducted an extensive evaluation of CATF and determined our effectiveness and impact as an evidence-based, science-driven and innovation-forward organization. Read more of the evaluation in the Founders Pledge report starting on page 88.

For the 4th year in a row, Giving Green has included CATF in their list of top climate nonprofits! You can read their evaluation here.

CATF has been recognized as one of the most high-impact, evidence-based, cost-effective climate NGOs in the world by top global evaluators.

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“CATF’s role in the environmental NGO ecosystem has often been to focus on sources of emissions that are neglected by other environmental NGOs, to conceive and design pragmatic campaigns to target those emissions, and to crowd in support from philanthropists and other larger environmental NGOs. CATF also produces high quality research, which is well regarded among the philanthropists, scientists, policy experts, and government bureaucrats that we have spoken to.”

Founders Pledge

“In addition to its seriously impressive record of success and the high quality of its research, the Clean Air Task Force does well on the neglectedness criterion: It often concentrates on targeting emissions sources that are neglected by other environmental organizations, and on scaling up deployment of technologies that are crucial for decarbonization yet neglected by NGOs and governments. For example, since 2009 it’s been working on a campaign for tax incentives for carbon capture and storage.”